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post #1 of 5 Old 04-21-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Talking 4h project help! Things horses can/not eat.

Hi,
My friend and I are doing a 4h project on things horses can and cannot eat, like common things that most people wouldn't know that would be bad for a horse to consume and things that would be very good for a horse to eat. I want to impress some of the snooty people in my group (; so help would be great right now! Thanks! :B
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-21-2012, 04:41 PM
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Potato peelings can be poisonous. I heard coliflower and broccoli are a bad choice. Funny thing tho. If you google it you get all sorts of yes you can no you can't stuff. So, I guess we will all learn from this thread.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-21-2012, 05:04 PM
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I would say no sugars, like peppermints, chocolate etc. I've also heard that chocolate can give them a positive drug test? But sugars could cause cavities since horses have no way of "cleaning" their teeth like we do.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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Onions are toxic to horses. Red maple leaves and yew bushes are poisonous also.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-21-2012, 06:36 PM
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Wink

My horses like citrus,melons & roses.They will also eat corn cobs & the plants also-I've heard of a lot of horses liking peppermint.
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